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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This place is adorable! Pleasantly surprised to see each room is decorated so neat all having its own theme.It has a very quaint and home like feel. If ever in the area, I will be coming back to the inn at calafia to stay:). The owners are so kind. Thanks for a wonderful stay and for the birthday cake:).

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Really cozy and nice motel, well located, reasonably priced. The room was very confortable in every way. All the rooms were really big,special, clean and very nice. The owners were very helpful in advise on what to do in the city. High recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Very very reasonably priced, nice rooms, clean and well done! The owners were welcoming and sweet. We didn't realized until the morning that they had coffee in the central area. Oh well. For $70/night, a real deal!

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Ventura, CA
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

I really want to rate this motel higher based on the friendliness of the owners, however we made the reservation based on the pictures of the inside of the rooms and these pictures lie. This is an old beach motel that has been repainted inside and out. Pros New bed, sink, toilet (although ours was broken and glued). Very clean... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

Everything about this place was fine. I had read some bad reviews, so I was a little apprehensive, but booked it anyway because it was economical and convenient. It turned out to be very nice as a basic overnight. Check-in was friendly, the room was clean and attractive with some nice touches, and everything worked. I'd stay here again for... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn at Calafia Beach for our friends wedding at the country club. It was very close, super clean rooms, and exceptional service. The people who run the place are unbelievably friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. :)

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

So I just called 949-492-1174 to confirm a reservation I made in May 2014, and was informed that anything 2 months or older was not being honored by the new management, including vouchers, etc. Initially I called the hotel directly and made a reservation over the phone. Today the front desk said whomever I talked to, was gone. She had... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

loved how the new management has redone the rooms, very cozy motel and a very hard working manager. price is worth it for the location near the beach. was very happy about the stay. definitely recommend it

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This hotel (I wouldn't even call it that) has the worst management known to mankind. They do not answer their phones, they constantly are changing ownership and taking it on their customers, and they are losing or throwing away reservations because they feel like it. I will never go back to this place and I am warning people to not... More 

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Menifee, California
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

SERIOUSLY???? Our daughter bought us a Living Social weekend and that is the best thing I can say about this deal. That she bought us a gift because she is wonderful. We arrived and the parking lot was filled with what appeared to be crack heads - keep in mind this IS NOT a destination for families, people past the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Clemente surf motel- less than a mile away from the beach but not crowded as other beach towns. Friendly and Helpful management. Every room has a fridge and AC/Heating units and is a little different . Outdoor shower, a kitchen sink and a microwave in central Gazebo area. Steps away from OC Tavern and other restaurants and entertainments. 16 room carpet free, beach motel with free parking, great hospitality, digital TV and outdoor seating. Cool, fun, retro motor lodge- clean and efficient. No, it's not the Ritz so please don't review us based on Ritz standards. We do the best we can with what we've got and most people really enjoy the property. We back up to the golf course and are a mile from San Clemente State Beach. Boogie board offered upon request. Close to Camp Pendleton, Trestles. About 30 min from LEGO land. Pet friendly rooms available upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Calafia Beach

Address: 2341 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3256
Region: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: $107 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at Calafia Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“They're all great!”
 of 5 bubbles TopChef7, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept room one. Little furnishing. Right on the road.”
 of 5 bubbles CWS55, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I'm sure there are much better places to stay in San Clemente”
 of 5 bubbles 915lauries, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in room 14!”
  • floor fan just doesn't keep the room cool...need to open the door, but with a toddler...dangerou
  • small, mildew, slippery floors, only two towels
  • moldy handles, slippery tiles, no shower curtain so we had to wipe the floors after each shower.
  • trash overflowed all day cause it wasn't taken out!
 of 5 bubbles Ninasanna, 15 May 2013 | Read review
“I was in room 2.. No complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles Knarf63, 11 Dec 2012 | Read review
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